The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Manchester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 78 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing VB 8 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 1.24% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.49% 3.45% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Average daily rate £285 £140 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.57% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £140 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £140 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £89.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.64% +673.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
538 348 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 38.02% 36.06% 35.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 171 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.99 £122.10 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
VB
North West

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) VBScript
4 4 (26.67%) FTP
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) NHS
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) XSL
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) OOP
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) HL7
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) Marketing
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) SaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Social Media
6 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (13.33%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) FTP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Database Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Pricing Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Delphi Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) XML
3 3 (20.00%) XSL
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
5 1 (6.67%) WinForms
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) NHS
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Social Media
3 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
4 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) HPUX
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) SUSE
3 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) OOP
2 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Delphi
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) VB6
3 1 (6.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe
1 2 (13.33%) Interwoven
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (6.67%) HP